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Old August 9 2014, 05:25 PM   #121
Garren
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Re: Your ideal New Trek Series

Reading the thread, I notice a lot of ideas are based on an era. I don't mind which era a new show is in but I would love to see a Star Trek show that focuses more on the crew: the personnel drama, the relationships, trust and betrayal, rivals and families. What if you had a Lord of the Flies scenario happen on a star ship? That would be incredible to watch as a crew of children form packs or cliques and vie for control of the ship while trying to survive the borders of unknown space.

I think today's Trek would have to follow the success of the newer shows like Madmen, Thrones, Breaking Bad, etc. People expect dramatic suspense, twists, treachery, and general surprises.
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Old August 19 2014, 04:34 PM   #122
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Re: Your ideal New Trek Series

Hmmmm...

I posted this notion before, because it still strikes me as potentially the most successful.

STAR TREK: TO BOLDLY GO

Adventures of the USS Enterprise-G, exploring uncharted areas of the Alpha Quadrant (the galaxy is huuuuuuuuge--and it will take tens of thousands of years to explore even half of one quarter of it).

Our main characters are a group of very promising junior officers who will rise in the ranks as the series proceeds. Probably three or four such, at least two of whom were in the Academy together and so have some baggage. One or more of them end up on a fair number of away missions.

Among these is a young lady named Jaime Kirk, a relative of the most famous Starfleet officer ever (she's descended from George, James Kirk's brother) and having to live up to this, despite her own interest in science rather than command. Imagine Jennifer Lawrence or someone like her in the role.

She and her fellows would be "on the line" as far as threats and problems, much as the Wild Cards in Space Above and Beyond (but not as a fighter squadron). They would be "hands on" in terms of rescue missions of planetary surveys, be armed with phasers to find the BEM that devoured an earlier away team, etc.

The senior officers would be secondary characters, much as Sulu and Uhura in TOS--recurring and mentioned a lot, but not the main focus. Not unlike Skinner on The X-Files. Just because, I'd like to see an Andorian captain.

In terms of overall story arc, I'd like to see a prolonged first contact with a Federation-like entity that is fundamentally alien and seemingly malevolent, but not really. This Commonwealth has at its heart a transcendent race of aliens like the Metrons or Organians, virtually worshiped by some, but who in fact are wise enough to simply help these diverse races get along. One of them is a hyperwarrior race that make Klingons look like a bunch of easter bunnies. Another is a genuine hive race, one collective mind that has an open invitation for anyone who wishes to join them. In other words, most folks in Starfleet will panic slightly upon hearing of or having the most basic encounters with them. A situation that tests the vaunted tolerance of the Federation and its citizens. Nor does it help that the rivals the Commonwealth paint a very unflattering portrait of them. Which is not to say the Commonwealth is without fault!

But the story does not have a Big Bad per se, a la the Dominion or the Borg. Rather it is a perilous situation in which mistakes are made and have terrible consequences, but can still be rectified to some extent. Our central characters (the ones that survive) will ultimately have key roles to play as they mature and grow into the kinds of people who shape their era of history.
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Old August 19 2014, 04:45 PM   #123
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Re: Your ideal New Trek Series

This intrigues me. But I'm afraid it might work better as a series of novels than for TV. Still, it's an interesting take on things and something I would probably watch.
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Old August 19 2014, 10:01 PM   #124
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Can we just please get stuck in the mirror universe and make something work from that? Or have a mirror crew stuck in the Federation universe?

Any episode so far that touched that setting has been utter gold...but would it work as a series?
A mirror crew in the Federation universe could be interesting. Perhaps interesting enough for an arc?

A fleet of Terran imperial warships emerges from the Bajoran wormhole.....

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Old August 19 2014, 10:19 PM   #125
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The Quark in the Mirror Universe made a suggestion that sounded rather like an Underground Railroad, or people surmounting the Berlin Wall. People would escape from the mirror universe into the Federaton universe.

Perhaps the Mirror Universe has an alternate timeline. The Terran Empire was over run twenty years before. At the time of the fall, during a period of chaos, some young Star Fleeters managed to melt into the population, avoiding the concentration camps; a few older officers managed to do the same.

The young adults who grew up under the occupation are hard bitten.

Would these mirror people view the Federation as decadent?

Meanwhile, in the Federation Universe, a peace loving Federation is in danger. As in the movie "Into Darkness", the Klingon Empire is coming its way, an empire at its most savage.

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Old August 19 2014, 10:25 PM   #126
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I understand that Roddenberry pitched Trek as "Wagon Train to the stars" to the network. Perhaps a new series could be set in an expansive era, not only of exploration, but also of colonization.

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Old August 19 2014, 11:34 PM   #127
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ENT was a missed oppertunity, the decision to make the captain a innocent stumbling fool was a mistake. A few of the character were fine in isolation, but the crew never "meshed."

While not disregarding what happen in ENT, have another go at a pre-TOS series.

I always thought the Romulan War would be a good setting for a show or movie. I actually had thought at one time Future Guy was actually a future Romulan trying to change the course of history.

I'd set a TV show almost exactly where ENT left off (Demons and Terra Prime), but with a different ship and crew (Daedalus-class anybody?).

It would showcase the events leading up to the war with the Romulans, but also explore more prequel aspects that lead into TOS and even the TNG-era.

And it would be on Netflix or Amazon or Hulu, just so it can actually thrive without network involvement.

And Han shoots first.
I would have liked to have seen the Daedalus class in that ENT two-parter, the one set in the Mirror Universe.
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Old August 20 2014, 06:08 AM   #128
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Hi guys,
I read about the new Trek series on the table, which would portray Worf as a captain. This got me thinking about what a future Trek show would have, ideally...

What do you want to see in a new Trek series? A war-centric one like DS9, one abundant with moral dilemmas, like TNG, or perhaps something a bit closer to home, like ENT?
I think it would be cool to have astronauts trekking through the stars in the future, seeking out new life and boldly going. That said, it doesn't have to be all action/adventure. Some comedy and some drama will do nicely too.
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Old August 20 2014, 06:31 AM   #129
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I agree, CorporalCaptain. Variety is the spice of life.
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Old August 20 2014, 07:13 AM   #130
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Hi guys,
I read about the new Trek series on the table, which would portray Worf as a captain. This got me thinking about what a future Trek show would have, ideally...

What do you want to see in a new Trek series? A war-centric one like DS9, one abundant with moral dilemmas, like TNG, or perhaps something a bit closer to home, like ENT?
I think it would be cool to have astronauts trekking through the stars in the future, seeking out new life and boldly going. That said, it doesn't have to be all action/adventure. Some comedy and some drama will do nicely too.
I see what you did there.
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